David Payne is a recipient of the NWA’s Broadcasting Seal of Approval and a member of National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society and lives with his wife Julie, and their daughter in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Payne began his career as a meteorologist at KTUL-TV in Tulsa Oklahoma. He is also famous for his humor and making jokes during his shows, and He currently serves as the chief meteorologist for CBS affiliate KWTV-DT in Oklahoma City. Payne got his degree in Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Payne has tracked several hundred tornadoes during his career. One of the coverage in his career was a tornado that produced 66 tornadoes and killed 44 people across Oklahoma and southern Kansas on May 3, 1999.
He chased the lead storm of the outbreak (F5) with KFOR photo journalist Marc Dillard, which was only the tornado to have hit any portion of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Lost assumed Footage during the outbreak was found in 2005, which revealed included footage of Payne and Dillard getting too close to the F5 tornado.
Due to his coverage, former governor Frank Keating honored David and the rest of KFOR’s weather team for their extensive coverage of the storms. Therefore, he is also known as ‘Storm Chaser.’
He was a meteorologist for Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR-TV from 1993 to 2012 providing forecasts for the station’s weekday morning and Monday and Tuesday noon newscasts.
He joined KWTV in January 2013 becoming that station’s meteorologist and later in August 2013, he succeeded Gary England as the station’s chief meteorologist adding newscasts to his duties.
Payne is one of the most successful meteorologists, who have won a total of six Regional Emmy Awards from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has also been nominated eleven times, along with recognitions from the Associated Press and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for his severe weather coverage.
Payne has not revealed much of his personal life to public as he is known to be more privately living guy. It can be said he has not made any enemy during his career, but his successful career where he got promoted regularly must have someone who might have been fired for the position which was for Payne. His age is not revealed like his height.
His salary is increasing as his career is always moving upward, however his net worth is not shown like how tall he is. These all personal matters remain along with him and his lovely wife, which makes they are not having divorce any near in future. He is happily married meteorologist, which doesn’t make him gay after all.
Hope his affair with his wife goes deeper so they continue their married life happily ever after. He has wife, so no girlfriend he is dating and has only one child daughter but not children.
Well no shirtless pictures of him are found on the internet which can be considered as a proof for a secret keeping TV shows celebrity meteorologist as he is.
There are many followers of the popular meteorologist in Facebook and Twitter. He has around 48 thousand followers on Facebook where as he is named as @tornadopayne in Twitter.
He has around thirty-two thousand followers on Twitter. More about him in detail can be found on the wiki as well.